Monarch Butterfly

DIY Printable Template + Tutorial

Butterfly Pop-Up Card

Bright spring flowers cradle this butterfly as it gently flaps its wings upon opening the card. The template offers several sentiment options for the cover: Mother’s Day, Birthday, Hellow Spring, Thank You, and Thinking About You. Make this card with simple craft tools (paper, scissors, and glue) – perfect for all skill levels. 

Download Template - (8.5 x 11) Download Template - (A4)

How-To Make It

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Print Template

1) Download & Print

Open the template (.PDF)
Print on white card stock.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Score Butterfly

2) Score the Folds

With ruler and ball stylus,
score along all dashed lines.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Cut Card

3a) Cut Inner & Outer Cards

With scissors, cut along solid lines.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Cut Pop-Up

3b) Cut Pop-Up Support

Fold the inner card. Cut into the fold on the solid line to make the pop-up support.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Cut Butterfly

3c) Cut Butterfly

Cut along the blue area around the butterfly.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Pick a Sentiment

3d) Cut Wording

Select a wording option for your card, cut in the blue area around the frame.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Sentiment

4) Glue Wording

Glue and adhere the wording frame to the cover card.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Pop-Up Support

5) Fold Pop-Up Support

Fold the pop-up support in the shape of a ‘W’.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Glue Butterfly

6) Glue Butterfly

Fold the butterfly in half, apply glue to the shaded area of the pop-up support, align folds and press to adhere.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Glue Card Front Back

7) Glue Cards

Glue the inner and outer cards together. Avoid applying glue near the pop-up support.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Fold Envelope

7) Cut & Fold Envelope

Cut out the envelope piece. Fold and crease the four flaps of the envelope.

Butterfly Pop-Up Card Tutorial by Popupity - Glue Envelope Closed

8) Glue Envelope

Apply glue to the side flaps. Fold bottom flap and press to adhere.

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